Hi and welcome to this weeks Intermission of Six on Saturday.
It was my 50th birthday yesterday and celebrations are continuing today so I am going to chill this weekend. I will however post a picture and some notes of one of my succulents at the end.
This week the weather has been like April with sun and short showers. I have managed to spend a lot of time in the garden and I have been planning for the future which has been a great tonic. Some highlights will be the building of my new 50th border, integration of a new cold frame and mini greenhouse for my half hardy succulents and tackling my big border and digging up and splitting some of the perennials (with the help of my nephew though he does not realise that yet).
Here is 1/6th of my Six on Saturday
1. Echeveria Elegans
I Gave this to my best mate a couple of years ago and it has been left to the elements. It’s been at the back of a east facing fence (so pot has been west facing) and nothing has been done to it. It has also been behind the East Coast mainline embankment that runs through my home town. So it has been protected from East facing winds. It got down to -13 celcius last winter. It was also neglected partly due to the Lockdowns. I am Now going to split it up and give my mate several plants black in separate pots and keep some for myself and will continue the experiment. I love a good garden experiment as there is so many things that can go wrong and it isn’t an exact science as there is so many variables that can effect it including climate and pests and you need to embrace Mother Nature in all her glory and accept failure and success. It can be a good grounding.
So that’s it for this week. Normal service to be resolved next week.
Until next week goodbye.